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National Disproportionate Minority Contact Databook

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Juvenile Arrests for Delinquency Offenses, per 1,000 Persons Ages 10-17, by race

Year All White Minority Black AIAN** AHPI***

1990 71.3 62.9 105.3 125.5 63.1 28.0
1991 73.2 64.0 109.7 131.4 62.8 29.3
1992 71.4 61.3 111.3 134.1 61.5 28.9
1993 73.1 62.2 115.7 139.9 66.8 29.6
1994 78.7 67.7 121.6 147.2 72.1 32.2
1995 78.7 67.7 121.1 147.1 75.9 30.7
1996 80.2 70.9 115.3 139.3 78.6 32.5
1997 77.6 69.1 109.8 132.8 77.0 30.9
1998 69.5 62.4 95.8 117.3 60.9 24.7
1999 63.4 57.3 86.1 105.1 58.9 22.4
2000 61.2 55.5 81.7 100.4 52.5 19.8
2001 58.6 52.7 79.9 98.9 47.4 18.2
2002 58.9 53.6 77.5 95.2 49.6 19.8
2003 57.5 51.7 77.2 95.5 47.3 18.7
2004 56.6 50.8 76.2 95.0 44.6 16.9
2005 55.5 48.7 78.2 98.7 44.6 14.9
2006 56.8 50.2 78.6 99.8 41.9 15.5
2007 56.1 49.2 78.8 100.8 40.9 15.4
2008 54.8 48.0 77.0 99.6 36.5 15.1
2009 50.4 43.8 71.9 93.7 34.8 13.8
2010 46.1 40.2 64.7 84.9 31.8 12.2
2011 41.7 36.0 59.7 78.8 31.2 10.5
2012 37.6 32.0 55.3 73.2 28.7 11.0
2013 37.7 32.2 55.4 73.8 28.7 10.7

** AIAN: American Indian or Alaskan Native.
*** AHPI: Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.
NOTE: At the time of our latest update, 2013 national arrest estimates were not available. As such, 2012 arrest estimates are also being used for 2013.
Suggested Citation: Puzzanchera, C. and Hockenberry, S. (2015). National Disproportionate Minority Contact Databook. Developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/dmcdb/

Developed and maintained by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, with funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.